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made in america festival this past weekend. sara bloomquist is here with the full story. >> reporter: behind me this is one of the mobile cell towers. the system got a good test this past weekend and not everyone out here was impressed. the tens of thousands that attended this past weekend's made in america festival tested the cell phone coverage prior to the pope's visit. they voiced some complaints. nothing would load whether it was twitter, snap chat or the made in america app. no service day one, day two was a little better depending on how quick it was. and then conmake or receive calls, happened on the 4th too.
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cell phone providers have spent millions to upgrade their systems in philadelphia. >> we invested $24 million to quadruple our cell phones in the downtown area. >> at&t put up temporary towers and tested newly installed towers. and engineers tested the signals at the festival and verizon and at&t saw limited temporary problems in areas like the main stage. >> for the most part what we saw was pretty good network performance. the mayor said that city hall did not receive complaintses. >> we do not have any level of reports indicating there were issues or challenges out there. i made any number of phone calls out on the grounds. >> cell providers are going over the data, for the pope more mobile towers will be added to
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ensure that visitors can send their tweets. >> we still have work to do over the next several weeks, verizon says that the expectation is that your cell phone should work during the papal mass. the mayor added that if you did not like the way your cell phone worked that is something you should take up with your cell phone provider directly. sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. meanwhile, the 10,000 tickets for the pope's speech at independence hall were claimed in to minutes after they became available. they were on a first come first serve basis and you could only get four, tickets for two other events, the festival of families and the pope's mass on the ben franklin parkway are expected to be made available tomorrow. and you can get updates, continued updates by following
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at 6 abc pope, we are posting the latest tips and news as we prepare for the arrival of the pontiff. pope francis issued a new law today, making it easier for catholics that want to get a fast track on marriage annulments and remove automatic appeals, it's often long and expensive. this new law will simplify that. >> we'll have reaction live in our next half hour. in other news, the kentucky clerk jailed for her refusal to issue same sex marriage licenses a free woman, she was released about 90 minutes ago and appeared on stage during a rally with her attorney and presidential candidate, mike huckabee her side. she was jailed for not issuing
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licenses to same-sex marriage couples. saying it was against her religious beliefs. >> just want to give god the glory, his people rallied and are you a strong people. just keep on pressing. don't let down. because he is here. davis' supporters are calling for an overhaul to kentucky marriage licensing process, today kentucky governor steve bashier will not call a special session. and today temperatures in the 90s make it worse for schools without air conditioning, walter perez is outside of northeast high school in philadelphia with more on how everyone is coping. >> reporter: well sharrie, it's really hot, a tough day for kids here in northeast high school,
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some classrooms here do have a.c. but even there it was warm inside because of all the students inside of those classrooms, so staying focused on the first day of class was a challenge. the summer vacation season 2015 is behind us now but fall does not begin for two more weeks. >> the first week of school is warm for us historically. especially when you consider that most public schools do not have air conditioning, we are asking the classrooms to open the windows when they don't have air conditioning and put on fans and actually take it easy. we spoke with a whole bunch of students who say they don't need coaxing to take the advice, it was very hot. >> it was hard to focus, and sweating and trying to write stuff down it's hard. >> northeast high is among a few city schools that has a.c. in some classes but the teenagers
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say that with this heat the difference was nominal. >> some classes had air conditioner, but it was not really good because there was so many kid in there, when are you in the hallway everybody was so close together it was really hot. >> the good news is it will cool off eventually. >> we got through it today and hopefully tomorrow and we are waiting for winter. >> one student put it best, she said, don't get me wrong, i love the hot weather but not when i'm sitting in a classroom. >> okay walter thank you. meantime, fire crews are battling a wild fire that burned 1,000 acres in south jersey, this was the view as chopper 6 hd flew over the area with smoke billowing in the sky, and it started in woodland township and spread into ocean county, firefighters on the ground are facing high heat and bone dry
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conditions despite that, officials say they are making progress. >> meantime accuweather says you should be ready for more heat as the sizzling sunshine sticks around for another day. >> cecily tynan is here with the details. we desperately need the rain since august 1 s we have 3.5 inches below normal. you can see all the grass is brown and we have to go back to august 11th when we had rainfall of a .25 inch or more. part of the reason it's hot, when the ground is high, solar radiation doesn't go to evaporate the moisture but straight to heating up the air and 93 in allentown and trenton and reading 95 degrees, the poconos shattering the record high of 84 with a high of 88 and millville 91 and atlantic city airport up to 92 degrees. it's certainly a hot day and
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noticeably more humid than yesterday, dew points in philadelphia and areas north and west in the low 60s, that is slightly humid, you can see across delaware and coastal communities in the mid-70s, the good news is with the higher dew points that helps the forest fires keeping them from moving quickly and spreading, this is what we need, stormtracker 6 live double scan showing you see this cold front, this cold front has pretty good concentration of rain, what will happen a wave of low pressure will develop along the fronts and enhance the rainfall and slow it down, that will move through on thursday and bring us much needed rain and if you are tired of the heat and humidity, this will bring an end to the heat wave, indianapolis it's 90 degrees, behind that chicago it's 73, we'll talk about the timing of the rain and cooler air on the way coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> well, has you covered as the sunny, sticky
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weather returns, you can see it all the minutes changes start to happen. time for a check of our "action news" traffic report on a tuesday night. live to autumn marisa in the traffic center. >> we had to get back to normal sometime, the schuylkill expressway looking much deliver than yesterday on a holiday, bumper to bumper and a dump truck is making its way on the right side to clear something, taking you 30 minutes from the vine to the blue route but much different than yesterday. speeds across the region to the teens and low 20s and 95 an accident at island avenue, that has been out there for sometime and we are trying to clear that out of there, further northbound it takes 35 minutes to do the commute. and in vineland, new jersey, northbound route 47 at guard road, downed wires taking out
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all the lanes, the alternate is west avenue and pennsauken, southbound route 130 approaching 90 we have a water main break. we'll keep an eye on things and bring you an update in the next half hour. >> thank you. more ahead on "action news" at 5:00, some 11-month-old conjoined twins are no longer connected after a successful 16 hour surgery, ali gorman has the story of this delicate procedure to separate the girls. >> and ali gorman takes time to walk her kids to school. why this is parts of a nationwide effort. plus cecily is back with the latest on a hot and humid accuweather forecast.
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guilt or innocence of the police officers charged in the death. parents have more reason than ever to keep their children up to date on a life saving vac seek. ali gorman is at the big board to explain. >> when it comes to pertussis or whooping cough we worry about the infants the most. infans are mostly like to catch the disease from their brothers or sisters. whooping cough can be very serious and deadly in infans, it used to be mothers were the most likely to pass on the infection and now they say it's sibling, and that is partly due to the vaccine wearing off over several years, it's vital kid's shots are up to date and that women get a booster vaccine with each pregnancy so it passes on some
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immunity. >> and today two sisters born as one are spending their first few day as part. a childrens hospital in ohio announced they separate the conjoined twins from uganda. >> it took a team of 30 nurses, doctors and technicians 16 hours to separate the girls at childrens hospital in ohio. it was not revealed until doctors were confident that the girls would be okay, the girls were connected at the spine and the pelvic region, doctors had to untwist their spine and and it was a slow and successful process. >> they are now two separate individuals. >> the baby's mother esther
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jumped for joy. >> the look on the parent's faces is something you will never get out of your mind. >> i will be happy to hold my babies in my arms and feel them separately, very exciting for me. >> beautiful babies too, there is still a lot of recovery ahead but doctors believe that the girl will be able to crawl and walk on their own, something that was impossible when they were joined. the girls often held hands and they expect that will continue. >> thank you. >> there was a big welcome back school events for young philadelphia students and the celebration involved parents, fathers were encouraged to walk their children to school today, part of the national million father march, the families marched from 56th to master street in philadelphia to the universal beaufort charter school. city state and federal leaders joined in on the walk and gave
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encouraging words saying that education and safety are priorities for the school children. >> one thing we realize is that going between this points and to the school is like going through for some children, a maze. >> they have to figure out how to get back and forth to school safely. they should not have that burden. >> well, the walk is sponsored by community leaders that are part of the house of magda meaning unity or togetherness, transforming youth by exposing them to educational opportunities. a big turnout for the students and the fathers and this is the eighth annual back to school walk. >> great idea. thank you sharrie. >> quick break and "action news" at 5:00 continues after these messages, don't go away.
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today a civil rights organization called on three cities including philadelphia to hold three hearings about discrimination allegations, a chapter of the action network released reports about the allegations of cordish companies, they are accused of
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discriminating against african-american nations including xfinity live in philadelphia. they want philadelphia leaders to launch their own investigation as cordish seeks final approval to build a casino in the city, cordish called the allegations false and malicious. it was the first day of school for schools around our region including camden, at the school a special visitor, superintendant who is appointed by the state to revamp the school system. one of his many challenges he says is to make sure that the studentses have all the educational resources they need this coming school year in camden.
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time for accuweather at the "action news" big board, kids went back to school including my son, he went to school in a sweater and corduroys. >> my kids went in t-shirts and shorts. they must have a mom as a meteorologist. looking at the center city skyline seeing sunshine upstairs but with the sunshine temperatures are really heating up second day in a row with temperatures in the 90s and tomorrow will likely be a third, making this officially heat wave
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number six, 93 in philadelphia, and 94 earlier that is just two degrees high of the record high set back in 1939, allentown 94 and trenton and reading 93 and millville 96 and cape may getting the sea breeze 79 degrees and dew points are rising and they will be above 70 degrees and tomorrow will be the most oppressive day of the week and a couple of degrees cooler but with higher humidity it will feel worse and then changes are on the way, satellite 6 along with action radar showing right now we have the high pressure to the southeast that heat pump with the wind out of the southwest but if you look out of the break, the cold front will move closer to us and a wave of low pressure develop as long that and it brings us much needed rain on thursday and maybe thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon. tonight will be rain free and warm and humid and patchy fog developing with the humidity, 74
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in philadelphia and 73 in cape may, 68 in reading and wilmington. tomorrow morning at 10:00 it already feels like 87 degrees in philadelphia, by the afternoon when you combine the temperatures of 92 with dew points in the 70s, it feels like 96 degrees, at 3:00 tomorrow afternoon, dressing the kids for the second day of school, you definitely want to dress them. >> rick are you listening to me? future tracker showing at 8:00, that could bring us spotty thunderstorm activity. to the northwest suburbs, it looks like the activity will be more activity on thursday as the low pressure arrives. with more to the south and steady rain and areas to the north and west. the five-day at 5:00, a hot and humid day, heat wave number six, this is the unsettled day, rain
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north and west and thunderstorms to the south, 85 degrees is the high and friday a breath of fresh air, lower humidity and 85, and 83 degrees and saturday night into sunday morning, could have a round of thunderstorms, 83 degrees and cooler on monday and adam will talk about that in the full accuweather forecast. tomorrow is still feeling like summer. >> no sweater and no corduroys tomorrow. more to come on "action news" at 5:00, philadelphia police removes new information outside of a popular concert venue. we'll is the details. >> and a young child and his dog are discovered at at bottom of a well. and singer and actress is making her return to the miss america pageant 30 years after she gave up her crown. more when "action news" comes right back.
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"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> hello again, here is what is happening on "action news" tuesday night. pope francis is continuing to reshape how the catholic church
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does business, we'll have more on the announcements concerning marriage coming up and the search is on for the thief that targets chestnut hills businesses. >> and the made for america festival is in the record books. >> and now we have more today the vatican announced the plan to fast track marriage annulment, making it less costly for catholics to do so, one of a string of costly decisions signifying a shift in policy that has been part of the catholic church for years. vernon odom is live with more. >> reporter: pope francis continues to shake things up today he issued a new law, overhauling three centuries of church practice. the pope visit draws fear and he remains busy before he comes to
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america, pope francis' move today to radically reform the church's process for nullifying marriages is popular here. >> the pope is saying there is leeway and not as clear-cut as it once was. >> anything that brings people closer to the church and makes them feel welcome is a good thing. i had a cousin that wanted an annulment and it was a long process and she ended up leaving the church and that was sad. >> should there be a need to make adjustments to the current process we'll work to implement them in a timely fashion. theologian says that the pontiff is opening the doors more widely, part of that is reaching
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out to people, and addressing them and making them feel welcome. >> help them return to the church if they feel alienated from the church. >> this follows last week's reaffirmation that rank and file priests can give forgiveness to women that have had abortions. >> they wants to find a way to be with you in your pain and suffer and see you reconciled with the church. marge murphy says she got an annulment in the 50s and was not so difficult or hard as now. >> i am not the pope, and he is not the leader. >> i think it's a little liberal. >> these will reverberate here in the united states and indeed across much of the catholic world. >> thank you vernon we are just 17 days until pope francis' visit to philadelphia, we are
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posting everything you need to know about the papal visit at, that includes new details released by septa about their plans and information on the tickets being offereder to some of the weekend's biggest events. police hope that surveillance video helped to find a gunman that shot two people, it happened in olney just after 12:30 a.m., it started with an argument that spilled out on to the street and then at some point someone started shooting and a woman was shot several times and is in stable condition tonight. this is 28-year-old tily wilbur, philadelphia police say he is the man that shot john green outside of the -- on south street. green later died at the hospital. police are not commenting on the motive. the northampton district
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attorney says his office has seized $107,000 from drug arrests in the past year, almost all the money was cash that officers got during raids. the money came from 12 cars that the office repossessed, and that he is saving money for drug dealers. >> when we catch you we'll seize your money, house and vehicles and any other ill gotten gains from your drug dealings, the money is used for police departments and police training and some get funds for anti-drug programs for children. philadelphia police are looking for this man in the video, they say he rob aid chestnut hill rite-aid store, that he walked into the store with a note and claimed he had a gun and demanded cash and the clerk complied and the man grabbed the money from the register and ran. nobody was hurt. with the first day of school comes the first day of after
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school programs, the after school partnerships or asap, announced philadelphia locations for this year, studentses are already taking advantage playing volleyball and board games after school. the printed scheduled are in bus stations and train stations and pal centers, we have a post on our website at at the "action news" big board now the fourth annual made in america festival brought tens of thousands of spectators to the ben franklin parkway over the weekend and philadelphia officials say it was a huge success. "action news" was along the ben franklin parkway earlier today and you can see that construction crews have a big job ahead of them. parts of the stages came down as soon as they left the stage, mayor michael nutter says it was
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the most successful festival, more than 64,000 were there on sunday, a sellout for both days, the mayor added it's an example that philadelphia knows how to handle big events. >> for the city that knows how to do big events well and we'll keep doing them well in the months and years ahead. >> well in addition to the top musical acts, 16 charity pz including project homes received proceeds from the concert and the live music streaming service promoted by jay z beamed to countries across the world. >> thank you. now to the 2016 race to the white house, there are more signs tonight that the presidential campaign that former texas governor, rick perry may be on life support, the headquarters in columbia, south carolina, was shut down today a month after perry says
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will he no longer pay his staffers across the country, but a spokesman says their operations are just relocating to another space. meanwhile hillary clinton is talking candidly to abc news about the race so far. the former secretary of state sat down with an exclusive one-on-one interview with david muir, clinton will talk about the state of her campaign and what she thinks of republican candidate, donald trump and the email scandal. >> that was a mistake, i'm sorry about that and take responsibility and i'm trying to be as trance parent as i possibly can. you can watch the interview tonight on world news after "action news" at 6:00. and now the traffic scene, autumn marisa in for matt pellman tonight. >> she has the low down on the slow down. >> it is slow out, there lots of volume, here is the boulevard going over the twin bridges, you
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can see the northbound lanes are slow at ridge avenue, a disibled vehicle off to the shoulder now, but it's making things slow going if are you heading up to broad street, speeds in the low teens and 20s across the region, the schuylkill expressway eastbound from the blue route to belmont it's slow going right now, taking 40 minutes from the blue route to the vine at this time. taking a nice beautiful shot at the ben franklin bridge, lots is of traffic in the eastbound lanes, the right lane is out because of construction, we are down to three lanes there and a lot of volume across the region, and mass transit, nice and clear, all services are on time. back to you rick and monica. >> thank you. well, the aim academy in conshohocken held a big first day of school celebration and they had a message for you the "action news" viewers.
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>> happy first day of school to you too. the aim academy marking its 10th anniversary. they welcomed students from first to fifth grade. much more to come on "action news" tonight. a young boy and his dog are recovering after being trapped in a hole in the ground. we'll tell you how rescuers finally got them out. >> and what better way to usher in the school year than with a brand new school. >> kids were sweating with temperatures in the mid-90s and there is a break on the way with much needed rain finally, i'll have the timing coming up in accuweather. >> those stories and ducis rogers is here with sports including the eagles getting ready to battle the falcons, when "action news" comes right back. across america, people like basketball hall of famer
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after a few hours, they were able to construct loops over the boy's arms above the elbows and pulled them up and straight out. the lone survivor of last we week's ambush, is out of the hospital. vicky guardner was being interview when a gunman opened fire. allison parker and photographer adam ward were killed. and she said one bullet nearly killed her. a united nation's agency made an money appeal for $35 million more in funning to help refugees trying to escape from the middle east and 800 million there's is set aside to help them and the agency predicts that 400,000 people refugees will head to europe this year
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and 450,000 could make the trip again next year, more than half of them are trying to escape war and poverty in syria. ducis is here and i said the game is sunday but it's monday in atlanta. you and i will be there we have our tickets. >> i wish. >> me too. >> national game, we are waiting a long time for the birds to get back on the field, six days from now chip kelly will begin his third season with the birds and this one comes with high hopes, monday night they visit atlantic and we have not seen a lot from bradford in the preseason but what we saw looked awesome. >> against atlanta it's important to get off for a big start. that was at washington, on a monday night, jacksonville last year, eagles got off to a fast start, the eagles call a play on
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offense every 22.3 seconds that is the fastest in nfl history, going back to 1920, it's very difficult to duplicate that kind of pace if are you an opponent during practice during the week. by the time you get to it, in the regular season game, week one, you are gassed by the middle of the second quarter, they run is so fast s. this game against the falcons with a new head coach and a defense that struggles, very important for the eagles to get off to a fast start, be productive and put points on the board and get the atlanta falcons back on their heels. >> ahead at 6:00, sal focuses on broad ford and the pressure he faces this season. >> we are pairing up with phl 17 for pregame coverage, it begins monday night at 6:30.
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>> how does penn state get over the loss to temple, they buried the game footage field. literally. and the temple players are coming down from the high, they enjoyed the victory for a short time. >> for us it was a great, great win and shows maturity and now we are on to cincinnati, a top 25 team, if not 25 then 26. >> the phillies are in search of their first victory in a week, they host atlanta again tonight. there is no word if franco will returning he met with his doctor today and plans to try to hit off a tee tomorrow. >> any chances of coming back this year or at this point, maybe we should just wait? >> i have no information already, i am waiting day by day
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and getting better so i have to wait. >> they have to be cautious with him. it's a family feud night serena and venus meet in the semi finals. the flyers prepare for the season and hockey is back and football back on on monday. it's a good time. >> terrific thank you. a familiar face hit the links in the name of charity, our anchor, matt o'donnell competed in malvern, the tournament raises money for bringing hope home helping families caring for relatives with cancer. so everyone is saying, "hey! you gotta get fios!" but why? well, fios is a 100 percent fiber optic network to the home,
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meteorologist, adam joseph is here now, another day in the 90s. >> this has been the story of september so far but an end is in sight of those 90s. >> this month? >> this week. as we look at double scan live radar lots of sunshine out there just a few high, wispy cirrus clouds, looking at a lot of green despite not much in the way of rainfall, really no leaves changing color just yet, some trees are losing the leaves but they are dying as opposed to changing color, that is because the lack of rain, that could
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bring a bleak fall summer around here. as we look at the almanac in philadelphia, a high of 94 degrees, 2 degrees shy of the record in 1939 and the poconos seeing a record high of 88 degrees and there is your normals, 63 and 81 degrees, 13 degrees above normal this afternoon. feels like 94 in philadelphia and trenton 95 in reading and allentown and near 90 in millville and 96 in dover and down the shore it's better with the wind off the water and feeling like 88 on long beach island, we look to the west and this stripe of green, that is our saving grace so to speak, that is the cold front that pulls through and also the rain we have been desperately needing over the last month. it's a hot one and humid as well. 92 degrees, the temperature will not be as high as today.
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the humidity will be higher so it will feel the same as you look at the heat index and late in the day, a stray thunderstorm north and west of the city and most of the rain comes in on thursday and this is much needed rain and low pressure develops along this frontal boundary and could bring gusty thunderstorms in southern delaware and southern parts of new jersey and we are not looking at severe weather but gusty winds with a couple of those storms. then in allentown, hot and steamy and an isolated late day storm, and if you are going to be at the shore, better down there with the sea breeze going into effect in the afternoon keeping temperatures of 85 with a mixture of sun and clouds and no chance for storms. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, heat wave number six officially begins tomorrow with three consecutive days of 90 or above and then the rain and thunderstorms on thursday and 85 degrees and could be a possibility of street flooding with these downpours on
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thursday, 1 to 2 inches of rain and with a dry ground, you can't get the rain to seen in because it's like cement, if it falls quickly it could run off the ground on to the roadways and causing ponding at times and turning less humid on friday and sunshine returns at 85 and the weekend starts out dry and low humidity and 83 on saturday and another round of rain saturday and early sunday, and sunshine returns at 80 and 78 on monday before we warm it back up to the 80s a week from now. but only one more day of 90s. >> ladies of view kicked offseason 19 today, you saw it here on 6 abc, it features the return of comedian joy behar and candace cameron, and morea will be appearing sporedicly, and you
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can watch new episodes at 11:00 a.m. daily. vanessa williams, a former miss america that gave up her title amid a nude scandal 30 years ago will return as the head judge, the first african-american miss america in 1984 and resigned after penthouse magazine published explicit photos taken years earlier, organizers have say they have been try fogger decades to bring her back. you can watch it live from atlantic city right here on 6 abc.
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the first charter school ever in the penn school district opened its doors today in landsdowne county, they cut the ribbon at the academy at east
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baltimore pike. it's a goal accomplished and the kids appear to love their new school. right now jim gardner and the "action news" team is standing by with these stories next at 6:00. additional tickets for the pope's speech are claimed in just minutes. >> firefighters continue battle a wild fire that is already blackened 1,000 acres in the pine lands, i'm nora muchanic on the ground. we'll have the latest next. >> the dawn of a new school year and "action news" was there as this philadelphia family got ready for the big day. for adam joseph, cecily tynan, sharrie williams and the "action news" team have a good night.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers. meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. tuesday night a former traffic judge faces tax charges ain mercer county woman missing for a week is found alive this afternoon. >> but the big story on "action news" tonight is a hot ticket to see the pope, the world meeting of families released 10,000 tickets today for the pope's appearance at independence hall and they did not last but a couple of minutes. david henry is live now. a big ticket item today and more coming up tomorrow. >> reporter: those red hot tickets sold out in a flash and landed on the black market almost immediately, scalpers were online trying to sell them
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for hundreds of dollars a piece. >> that is like trifling. >> that was mayor nutter's reaction. the world meeting of families made 10,000 tickets available and all the tickets were snatched up in two minutes and within minutes they were selling them online, ebay says they are removing all papal offers because they violate policy but they are selling them on other sites. >> you get a free ticket and put it up on a site and try to sell it. >> if you did not score a ticket today you may have better luck tomorrow, there are 10,000 tickets up for the parkway event and the papal mass, ticket holders and others will find it easier to get


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